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Pandemic trends
The number of teenage girls who presented to NSW Emergency Departments (ED) for self-harm or suicidal ideation has dramatically escalated during the pandemic, following a steady increase over the past decade. A new study has investigated whether the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened trends in self-harm presentations in children and young people, which have increased globally over the last 10 year...
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A joint-study between UNSW and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) has revealed a rise in mental health services used by children and adolescents after Sydney’s first lockdown in 2020. The new research, published in The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific, compared admissions from January 2020 to February 2021 to hospital records between 2016 and 2019, to observe how the use of...
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Mental health
A study by medical researchers from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) and UNSW Sydney has shown that young children with heart disease and their families may have poorer quality of life than the general population, leading to calls for routine screening to enable early intervention and better outcomes. The paper – the largest Australian study on the quality of life in young childr...
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